Laboratory Testing

  • A Guide to the TPMT Lab Test

    The TPMT lab test, or the Thiopurine methyltransferase test, is a blood test used to check levels of the enzyme thiopurine before beginning certain therapies. This test can indicate whether or not thiopurine drugs will be an effective and safe treatment...
    By angiem1981 July 5, 2011 

  • A Guide to Lipid Blood Tests

    Looking for more information about the lipid blood test? Unsure what your doctor has ordered for you? Read on for more details.
    By Kate Henschel July 5, 2011 

  • Protein Loss and the 24 Hour Urinalysis

    Someone with suspected protein loss will be scheduled for a 24 hour urinalysis and protein loss test. If this is test is necessary, the person's urine is collected over a 24 hour period to detect the amount of proteins being lost from the body.
    By Lashan Clarke June 28, 2011 

  • Understanding your Triiodothyronine Test Results

    Triiodothyronine is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Its levels are tested in certain instances when thyroid dysfunction is suspected. Triiodothyronine test results, along with other hormone tests, enable the diagnosis of various thyroid conditions...
    By Finn Orfano June 28, 2011 

  • The CEB Blood Test

    What is a CEB blood test? Learn the answer to that, as well as why blood tests and CEB go hand-in-hand.
    By DaniellaNicole June 28, 2011 

  • Factors Influencing Blood Test Result Ranges

    Blood test instruments vary from microscopes to automated machines. Calibration of these machines can be conducted by hand or dynamically and automatically. Instrument components and functions vary by machine and manufacturer and can result in small to...
    By Cyndi Root June 28, 2011 

  • A Simple Guide to the VHT Lab Test

    If your physician has recommended a VHT lab test, there are a few things you may want to know about these tests. VHT lab tests are not limited to one specific test, but may require multiple tests.
    By angiem1981 June 28, 2011 

  • How Many Tests Are Required to Determine if a Person is Free of MRSA?

    How many tests are required to determine if a person is free of MRSA? This is a common question asked by people who have been diagnosed or those who know someone with an MRSA. This article will detail that signs and symptoms of MRSA and discuss its...
    By Lashan Clarke June 28, 2011 

  • CBC Blood Test Results: What Do They Mean?

    CBC blood test results can determine if a person is sick or has developed a disease or illness. Learn what an increase or decrease of a specific cell means.
    By Elizabeth Engel June 27, 2011 

  • How Does a Microscope Work?

    Microscopes have long been a fundamental tool in medical biology. How do microscopes work and what are the parts of a microscope? In this article we will explore the basics of microscopes as well as some different kinds of microscopes and how they...
    By Jimmy Rogers June 1, 2011 
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